governed governed  /ˈɡə vərnd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the body of people who are citizens of a particular government

Usage(s):

  1. Before it, cooking was governed by tradition, superstition and dogma.
  2. The process of deciding who watches what in Thailand is governed by a 1930 law that gives the police the right to censor films.
  3. But too much democracy, too soon, in a country that is barely governed--see under Palestine, 2005--can be a toxic disaster.

News

  1. Wrong on LCB’s purpose

    By Tribune-Review The circus that was June 4’s liquor privatization hearing in Harrisburg should not surprise Pennsylvanians accustomed to being governed by clowns. I have no need ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

  2. Scottish football votes for reconstruction

    GLASGOW, England (AP) -- The four divisions in Scottish football will be governed by the same organization after a vote was passed for significant reconstruction of the league system.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily Jeffersonian

  3. LATEST NEWS

    GLASGOW, England (AP) — The four divisions in Scottish football will be governed by the same organization after a vote was passed for significant reconstruction of the league system.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

Quotes

  1. "We don't have to guess how the other party will govern because we're still living with the results from the last time they governed," Obama said at a rally in Las Vegas for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada's senior senator. "It's a...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

  2. Sen. Dan Cronin, R-Elmhurst, called the governor's request "cowardly, but consistent with the way he has governed."
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: Dan Cronin Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "We--and we also believe Congress--have always understood that the negotiation, administration and enforcement of the collectively-bargained steroid policies in professional sports are governed exclusively by federal labor law," Goodell said in...
    on Nov 2, 2009 By: Roger Goodell Source: Washington Post

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